Industry Week in Review – July 14, 2017

Earlier this week, the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (“THAAD”) system, which was previously designed for short-range defense, had its first test against an intermediate-range ballistic missile (“IRBM”), a weaponry system mirroring North Korea’s. The results of the test were promising as the system seamlessly defended against the incoming threat.

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Industry Week in Review – July 7, 2017

Congress is currently discussing the 2018 military budget, which is centered around two main ideas: the human capital component and equipment element. The human capital portion is comprised of increasing military pay and growing the number of active troops.

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Industry Week in Review – June 30, 2017

The Senate Armed Services Committee unveiled a $700 billion defense authorization bill that will set the stage for a showdown with House budget planners and the White House over national defense spending priorities.

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Industry Week in Review – June 23, 2017

Both Boeing and Airbus outperformed analyst order expectations at the Paris Airshow this past week. At the end of the week-long show, Boeing and Airbus booked $75 billion and $42 billion in orders, respectively.

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Industry Week in Review – June 16, 2017

The 52nd biennial International Paris Air Show will take place from June 19th – 25th and will bring together 2,379 exhibitors from 47 countries to showcase the latest technological innovations in the industry. Notably, the show will include the first showing of the F-35 at the Paris Air Show and additional information regarding Boeing’s New Midsize Airplane (“NMA”).

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Industry Week in Review – June 9, 2017

Boeing CEO, Dennis Muilenburg announced this past week that Boeing will begin shifting a portion of its manufacturing work to China and other overseas markets. This move is a part of Boeing’s reshaping effort which hopes to increase the profitability of its core commercial jetliners and increase defense exports, while cutting costs.

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Industry Week in Review – June 2, 2017

On Wednesday, Pratt & Whitney disclosed that it is proposing an upgrade to F-35 engines that could increase overall thrust by ~10% and decrease fuel consumption by ~6%. Pratt believes that this upgrade, which is being called the F135 Growth Option 1.0, provides an attractive option for three primary reasons: (i) ease of integration into any of the three F-35 variants; (ii) compliance with partner and foreign partner requirements; and (iii) equal cost to the existing engine, but heightened performance.

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Industry Week in Review – May 26, 2017

On Monday, President Donald Trump released his GFY2018 budget proposal which included ~$640 billion for military spending. This request is more than $50 billion over the current congressional budget caps and only ~$15 billion more than former President Barack Obama budgeted in his forecast for GFY2018.

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